Sweet Pea Blue Butterflies

Sweet Pea Blue Butterflies

Known as a ‘reverse bi-colour’ due to its unusual arrangement of darker coloured wings and pale standards (upper petals).

Overview

Y34-993 SPea-Blue-Butterflies 2013

Features

  • Annual
  • Late season flowering
  • Light Shade best

Sow

Choose a sunny, well-drained, sheltered position. Work in lime and Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Sow into damp soil beside trellis or support (up to 2m high) direct where they are to grow. Cover with Yates Seed Raising
Mix and firm down. Do not water for a couple of days after sowing.

Care

Support small seedlings with twigs until they can reach trellis. Begin applying Yates Thrive Soluble Flower & Fruit Plant Food regularly when buds appear to improve blooming. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

*In cooler areas of middle climatic zone, seeds can be sown through early spring. For best results have trellis running in a north-south direction. Pick blooms regularly to promote further flowering. At the end of the season
improve soil by digging in these nitrogen-rich plants.

When to sow

Y34-993 SPea-Blue-Butterflies 2013

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